James Barty

Senior Consultant to Policy Exchange, Financial Policy, 2011-2013


In November of 2011 James Barty became the Senior Consultant to Policy Exchange on Financial Policy after almost 25 years in the City. He worked at NatWest, Deutsche Bank and then a hedge fund, Arrowgrass Capital Partners, in that time. He started as a corporate banker before switching to economics in 1990 when joining Morgan Grenfell (subsequently integrated into Deutsche Bank in 1994). He was Chief UK Economist, Co-Head of European Economics and then co-head of Global Economics before switching to equity strategy in 2001. He headed DB’s European Equity Strategy group before going to run Global Equity Strategy and Asset Allocation. In 2006 he moved to the hedge fund business initially inside DB and then as an independent fund from 2008 onwards, where he was a partner responsible for macro strategy and as well as working on the risk and hedging for the fund. Arrowgrass Capital Partners was a multi strategy fund, dealing with bonds, equities, derivatives, distressed debt and M&A. At Policy Exchange he has published work on executive pay, Bank of England reform, capital requirements and privatising RBS and Lloyds. He has been actively involved in researching SME finance and has recently hosted a panel event and roundtable on the issue in conjunction with Santander.

James Barty

Related Posts & Publications

Reform of the Bank of England: A new Bank for a new Governor

Reform of the Bank of England: A new Bank for a new Governor

Read Publication Reform of the Bank of England says that the current Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, paid too little attention to financial markets in the lead up to the financial crisis of 2007. He saw the Bank’s primary task as meeting its mandate...
Executive Compensation: Rewards for success not failure

Executive Compensation: Rewards for success not failure

Read Publication All company directors should be forced to repay bonuses if they underperform. Executive Compensation: Reward for success not failure advocates introducing “clawbacks” to all bonus contracts as the best way to end rewards for failure in the boardroom....
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